When I was younger, I used to love watching horse races on television. These creatures are beautiful, but strong, and oh so fast. When I learned that some horses could pull up to three times their own weight and still run like the wind, I was in awe.
I remember I'd be glued to the television screen as horses whipped around the track, kicking up dust as they went. It was amazing to me.
Speed is both a fascinating and desirable quality.
It is, in fact, one that we all wish for, especially when things go wrong. We hope, pray and plead for things to change as rapidly as a race horse.
Over the past few weeks, I have needed some speed myself. Thank God, He gave it to me. I was working hard to complete my book, God Did It: A True Story of Miraculous Healing, which was the hardest thing I have ever had to write. It was very emotional for me.
That's why the Lord led me to take a hiatus from the blog, so I could have time to focus on my assignment. I almost didn't make the deadline because I struggled to go back to such a dark time in my life.
When I said yes Lord and stepped away from the blog, I thought my break would last longer. But things moved along much quicker than I expected.
Even the book's release date was moved up. It was supposed to come out on March 26th, but it’s actually releasing March 21st on Amazon—a bit early. Some of the other major retailers, however, like Barnes & Noble, won’t have it on the early release date.
Feel free to order your copy now on Amazon.com. Watch the book trailer embedded in this post.
But anyway, I’m grateful that God graced me to get things together ahead of schedule, which means, I can now return to connecting with you daily.
*Insert loud cheers here. I'm so happy!
During my podcast today, which I was excited to share, and hope you’ll have a chance to listen to, I was talking about how desperately I missed you while I was away. Even though I was busy working on a multitude of different assignments, my thoughts were with you each day.
Originally, I thought my time away would last at least through mid-April, possibly May. But again, I was wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so ecstatic about being incorrect about something!
If I’ve learned anything throughout my life, I have discovered that timelines are subject to change. Things rarely happen the way we plan them. And our timetable is vastly different from God’s. This time around, personally, I was pleasantly surprised by the expedited timeline.
I’m more accustomed to longer-than-expected delays, but I am grateful for the quicker-than-expected release.
I believe someone reading is going to get that kind of breakthrough. God is expediting some stuff. You think it’s going to happen one way, but you’re about to be pleasantly surprised. God is going to cause a rapid shift in your favor.
During my podcast, I explained the purpose of delays, which balances this post, because, things don’t happen right away all the time. God makes us wait a while before some things manifest. The podcast tells you why.
But then, there are seasons when you assume that a delay is inevitable and God shocks you by doing a quicker-than-expected work.
I feel led to prepare you for the latter.
You have been in the waiting place long enough. The valley did its work. You are now more mature and equipped to come out of that low place, into an elevated position, where increase, favor, and blessings abound.
In some areas, God is going to do for you what He did for me when He healed my body, and turn it around instantaneously. He’s going to resolve and dissolve your issue, no matter how long it has been
I'm reminded of Luke 13:10-17 when Jesus was teaching in the Synagogue on the Sabbath. That day, He noticed a hunched over woman. The Bible says, for 18 years, a spirit of infirmity made it impossible for her to stand up straight. To look at her, through carnal eyes, it appeared that she was physically impaired.
But the Bible lets us know a spiritual issue caused a physical manifestation. So Jesus called the woman over and said, “Woman thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” He laid hands on her and immediately, she stood up straight.
In an instant, Jesus freed her from a spiritual stronghold that had her bound for nearly two decades. All it takes is one touch from the Master to turn things around!
What once took so long turned round so quickly!
Prepare for your rapid shift and breakthrough. God's about to do it again. This time, He's doing it just for you. He is loosing chains, breaking down strongholds, releasing harvests, working miracles, opening doors, destroying yokes and doing a new thing.
There are some things about which you have cried long enough, prayed for long enough, believed for long enough and dealt with long enough.
Your “suddenly shift” has been years in the making. Some days it has looked like things would never change, but God was just setting you up to get glory out of your situation.
Breakthrough is coming. Change will happen.
To remind you that God is able to do things suddenly, I’m stirring 2 Chronicles 29:36 ESV into your cup of inspiration. It showcases how, when the children of Israel unified under righteous King Hezekiah to get their spiritual lives in order, the Lord favored them to accomplish His will quickly.
That verse says, "And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced because God had provided for the people, for the thing came about suddenly."
That's the word for you today. That's how it's going to happen in your life. As you drink down the contents of your cup, be encouraged. Know that, when you're in alignment with God's will, He expedites things for you. He removes obstacles and blesses your endeavors.
All of a sudden. In a moment. In a blink. Quicker than expected. That's the way your release is going to unfold.
A rapid shift is coming.
Now let's pray.
God, thank You for turning things around for me. It has been a long time coming, but I believe my change has arrived. By faith, I praise You for it. In Jesus' name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!
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